- 1x Akroan Horse
- 1x Anointer Priest
- 1x Attended Knight
- 1x Auriok Champion
- 1x Aven Brigadier
- 1x Bastion Protector
- 1x Benalish Commander
- 1x Captain of the Watch
- 1x Catapult Master
- 1x Catapult Squad
- 1x Conclave Equenaut
- 1x Crusader of Odric
- 1x Daru Warchief
- 1x Field Marshal
- 1x Goldnight Commander
- 1x Healer of the Pride
- 1x Hero of Bladehold
- 1x Knight-Captain of Eos
- 1x Longbow Archer
- 1x Mentor of the Meek
- 1x Mirror Entity
- 1x Odric, Master Tactician
- 1x Paragon of New Dawns
- 1x Precinct Captain
- 1x Preeminent Captain
- 1x Soul Warden
- 1x Soul's Attendant
- 1x Stormfront Riders
- 1x Suture Priest
- 1x Ankh of Mishra
- 1x Coat of Arms
- 1x Cryptic Gateway
- 1x Crystal Ball
- 1x Eldrazi Monument
- 1x Leonin Sun Standard
- 1x Lightning Greaves
- 1x Obelisk of Urd
- 1x Sol Ring
- 1x Staff of Nin
- 1x Swiftfoot Boots
- 1x Captain's Call
- 1x Collective Effort
- 1x Conqueror's Pledge
- 1x Deploy to the Front
- 1x Fell the Mighty
- 1x Launch the Fleet
- 1x Nomads' Assembly
- 1x Angelic Chorus
- 1x Anointed Procession
- 1x Cathars' Crusade
- 1x Leyline of the Meek
- 1x Mobilization
- 1x Murder Investigation
- 1x Path of Bravery
- 1x True Conviction
This looks like a pretty solid Soldier tribal deck. But I see some room for improvement:
- There are a couple of lands I would suggest running that will be a little better than Plains in your deck. Firstly, Daru Encampment is a staple soldier land. I would also look at Nomad Stadium as a means to deal yourself damage and increase your legion. There are also some generally good white mana-makers which can be of use in any monowhite deck. But they tend to be pricey, so I'll leave them off my list.
- You're making a ton of tokens with this deck, and to that end Anointed Procession can be of assistance.
- Catapult Master and Catapult Squad are two all-stars in Soldier tribal that sometimes get missed.
- Finally, there seem to be some cards in here that aren't pulling their weight as Soldiers. I would remove Perimeter Captain and Valiant Guard, along with Timely Reinforcements. There are just better options in Commander than those cards.
I hope this helps. This looks like a super-fun EDH deck, and +1 for using my favorite tribal card: Cryptic Gateway.
July 27, 2017 3:44 p.m.
Thanks for the suggestions! I had put in those creatures to merely have some decent early defenders, but in hindsight tokens should be able to help. I'll replace those three you mentioned with the three spells you brought up, as well as replace two of the lands.
I also will include a few of the cheap non-basic manamakers, such as Kabira Crossroads and Mistveil Plains (The latter is a bit pricey but I think I actually have that hanging around somewhere so I'll put it in if I do)
July 27, 2017 4:01 p.m.
I have a Darien deck as well on here called I See White People...... It's not as synergistic with soldiers, but it's a good shell I think for this deck. My best tips to you:
1)know the limitations. Mono white sucks at card draw compare to every other color besides red. I would sacrifice some soldier synergy for some card draw/advantage with Mind's Eye, Land Tax, Endless Horizons, Mentor of the Meek, etc. One board wipe can kill a deck like this if it doesn't have a draw engine or graveyard recursion.
2) speaking of board wipes, you need about 3-4. If you have things like rootborn defences, Darksteel Plate and Eldrazi Monument then it's super gross. Along with good spot removal like Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares
The key to any good EDH deck is to make/prioritize the shell that makes up the deck. Make sure the engine runs well before focusing on the chase and how the "car" runs. So Mana ramp, card draw, removal, and graveyard recursion. Then prioritize cards that go well with your deck that may even synergize with soldiers. Like Collective Effort and Fell the Mighty
Overall, good deck. But I would cut down on the synergy and add in lots of utility.
August 3, 2017 2:34 p.m.
Thanks for a tips! I'm digging those suggestions, and you're right on the matter of card draw.The only issue is some of these cards you've suggested are rather pricey. So I'll be putting most of them in the maybeboard. But Collective Effort, Fell the Mighty, Eldrazi Monument (still a bit pricey but definitely worth it with this amount of synergy imho), and Mentor of the Meek are definitely going in there.
August 3, 2017 3:35 p.m.
Tarnished Citadel does wonders.
August 4, 2017 7:31 a.m.
Mirror Entity also is a great win con. Ankh of Mishra is just goofy with Darien and it prevents huge amounts of ramp. Well of Lost Dreams is a great card draw spell as well. Crystal Ball is a cheaper version of Sensei's Divining Top. And Staff of Nin is just plain good.
August 4, 2017 8:33 a.m.
Updated! I'm loving the suggestions so far. I definitely would agree this deck could use a few more wincons. Mirror Entity will make a lovely addition to the team, as well at Ankh of Mishra, Staff of Nin and Tarnished Citadel so i don't have to rely on the enemy to make my tokens for me.
The only real thing I can see being needed for this deck maybe besides wincons, (which would aid wincons as well) are a few card tutors, I think? The card draws I've added will help with that too.
August 4, 2017 11:45 a.m.
Great deck! Monowhite soldiers was also my first EDH. Here are some recommendations that the ever-helpful tappedout community hasn't already given you:
Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant makes all of your creatures nigh-indestructible.
Mass Calcify is a decent boardwipe in a monowhite deck that's under a dollar.
Devout Invocation can give you a massive army.
Enlightened Tutor can get those useful artifacts and enchantments that you need to make everything huge.
For card draw, maybe look into Culling Dais. It's a janky card, but you have the tokens to spare and by the time you're topdecking you can probably refill your hand.
August 4, 2017 4:35 p.m.
Updated! Enlightened Tutor will definitely help me get those out. Those are the kind of tutors i'm looking for.
I'd buy an Elspeth but they're expensive. Maybe in the future after the deck is fully built I'll consider buying one of them. Elspeth, Sun's Champion would take priority. +1 to create three tokens is a nice addition, plus as long as its not late-game her -3 Will make alot of players hate me. And finally the -7 is just great. No witty comment even required. That's just 'plain' good
August 4, 2017 7:01 p.m.
I've updated it again, removed a few soldiers that weren't really holding their own for Clerics that would give me life for each token I have entering the battlefield. Healer of the Pride will make things especially gross.
August 8, 2017 10:51 a.m.
Seeing the number of humans you have makes me wonder if Herald of War might not be worth it? It could be a great help in cases where you need to recast your general, assuming Herald doesn't get removed anyway.
August 8, 2017 10:58 p.m.
Kabira Vindicator is a knight but maybe?
August 12, 2017 1:26 a.m.
Just realised you can pump Leonin Sun Standard multiple times, so could be a great late game mana sink for +5/+5 to everything.
Either way, deck looks sweet. Good luck in future battles!
August 12, 2017 1:29 a.m.
Oh crap just thought of this Brimaz, King of Oreskos.....cat soldiers
August 12, 2017 2:02 a.m.
I've updated it by removing a couple cards that weren't pulling their weight. Goldnight Commander i can't believe I haven't seen yet. That card should be a staple for token decks. Nevertheless the token production should remain about the same as before, with the added benefit of more powerful tokens. I've loved how this deck has turned out, and am soon going to actually buy and build it in real life.
August 12, 2017 2:23 a.m.
Weathered Wayfarer is super-useful in mono-white for helping you find the lands you need (especially since you can go find any land, not just basics). Attacking with Frontline Medic and two other creatures + a board wipe = asymmetrical board wipe, which is always hilarious. I'd also suggest Phantom General for pumping your creature tokens.
November 14, 2017 1:17 p.m.
Elspeth, Sun's Champion would be pretty good in this
November 14, 2017 7:09 p.m.
November 14, 2017 7:13 p.m.
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|Date added||3 months|
|Last updated||3 months|
This deck is Commander / EDH legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Kor Soldier, 1/1 Soldier|
|Folders||white, likes, Commander Ideas, Other Peoples' Decks, Interesting EDH, Monowhite, edh decks, EDH|
|Top rank||#28 on 2017-08-13|